Glossary entry:

Inclusion refers to how diversity is leveraged to create a fair, equitable and comfortable organisation or community where all individuals are respected, feel engaged and motivated, and their contributions are valued. Inclusion is not the same as integration, which is often criticised as forcing people from other backgrounds to assimilate into dominant systems and worldviews in order to be accepted. Sometimes such forced assimilation is called whitewashing (see the definition on whiteness below).


Petra Van Brabandt & Els Silvrants-Barclay

For Parity and Diversity Commission (PDK) & D-ARCH Dean’s Office